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Vijay Mallya’s jet auction: Service tax department buys time to address queries

The luxury airbus was to be auctioned on May 12 to recover part of alleged service tax dues of over Rs 800 crore of defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

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All services by govt to businesses to attract Service tax

The revenue department today said all services provided by government or a local authority to a business entity will attract service tax from April 2016.

Govt to move Supreme Court on Service Tax levy on lawyers

The revenue department has decided to move the Supreme Court for transfer of petitions filed in three High Courts, which had stayed levy of service tax on legal services provided by senior advocates.

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HC stays govt notification imposing service tax on senior lawyers

In a relief to the legal fraternity, the Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the government’s notification imposing service tax on senior lawyers with effect from April 1.

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EPF tax in Budget 2016: 60 pct tax on accrued interest only after April 1, 2016 

EPF tax on withdrawal: In the wake of the Arun Jaitley Budget 2016 proposal to impose the EPF withdrawal tax, Centre was forced to clarify that only that portion of the interest accrued on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contr

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Budget 2016-17: Service tax to be raised to 16% but with broader credit

The rate of service tax could go up to a flat 16% from an effective 14.5% now in the coming Budget, but the government would try to soften the resultant blow to businesses and consumers with a broadening of the credit base an

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Online education firm under lens for alleged tax evasion

One of the promoters of an online educational portal has been arrested by central revenue authorities for allegedly evading service tax worth crores by declaring the company as a 'tour operator'.

Swachh Bharat cess: Eating out, telephony gets costlier from today

With the imposition of the Swachh Bharat cess, service tax rate will go up from 14 per cent to 14.5 per cent on all taxable services.

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How to decode your restaurant bill in 4 easy steps and pay less

Why did I pay more than what I had eaten at a restaurant? That question takes a lot of the fun out of an outing. We end up paying for service charge, service tax and VAT. Here, in 4 steps, we show you how to substantially red

Why do you pay more than what you have eaten for?

In addition to the amount we pay for the food at a restaurant, we also pay for service charge, service tax and VAT

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Arun Jaitley’s GST: Why not unite central excise and service tax first?

While the government continues to hold out hope on GST by now talking of advancing the winter session so that the Constitutional amendment Bill can be passed, that seems a dim hope given the escalating war of words between Pr

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Service Tax department to focus on 5 evasion prone sectors

Faced with lower-than-expected growth in Service Tax collection, the revenue department has decided to focus on five key sectors, including telecom and renting of property, where the possibility of tax evasion is high.

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Sebi can’t pass on service tax liability to investors

Sebi receives Rs 150-200 cr a year for services to investors; will have to pay tax for period from July 1, 2012


A close look at GST for the pharma sector

With the GST Bill being one of the important laws awaiting approval in the ongoing Parliament monsoon session, Suresh Nair, Partner with the Indirect Tax Practice in Ernst and Young, focuses on the possible impact of the Bill

Service tax @14%: Know how it will affect your wallet

The service tax rise proposal takes effect on June 1, 2015. Here is all you need to know in 10 points:

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Higher service tax makes mobile, eating out, travel expensive

Eating out, mobile phone usage and air & rail travel have become expensive from today with the government hiking service tax rate to 14 per cent.

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Service tax: Prepare to shell out 14% for dining out, movies

In Budget 2015-16, the government had hiked the service tax to 14 per cent from the current 12.36 per cent.

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Service tax at 14 per cent kicks in from June 1

No decision on 2% Swachh Bharat cess so far


New service tax rate of 14 pct to come into effect from June 1

The new service tax rate of 14 per cent will come into effect from June 1, making eating out in restaurants, insurance and phone bills expensive.

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Amended norms lower fines on defaulters of service tax

Businesses that have intentionally defaulted on service tax payments in the last four years will get partial relief from the hefty 100% penalty.

Swachh Bharat: Some ‘elite’ services to pay extra 2% cess

Users of 'elite' services including telecommunications, insurance, manpower recruitment agencies, hotels and restaurants above a certain threshold...

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LifeCell can’t claim service tax exemption retrospectively: High Court

The Madras High Court has ruled that Chennai-based LifeCell International, touted as India’s first umbilical cord...

Column: Regulators in the service tax net

The government must clarify the applicability of service tax norms on statutory bodies.

Service tax: Air tickets to turn expensive, zoo visits cheaper

Entry tickets to museums, zoo and tiger reserves would become cheaper, while business class air travel, investment in MFs and chit funds...

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Tax net to cover more services

The government will consider further curtailing the list of services that are outside the tax net and consider increasing tax on services as the...

Union Budget 2015: Angry ‘individuals’ target Arun Jaitley on social media

'Individuals' gave thumbs down to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's maiden full-year Budget for its absence of tax incentives, ratings agency Crisil's social media analysis...

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